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MTU, NMU Play for GLIAC Volleyball Title Today – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School

Boys high school basketball champions were crowned in Michigan yesterday…
• In Division Four, Detroit Douglass defeated Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian 47-41.
• In Division Three, Iron Mountain fell to Flint Beecher 75-47. Foster Wonders was held to just 13 points.
• In Division Two, Grand Rapids Catholic Central downed Pennfield 77-54.
• In Division One, Grand Blanc shut down Ann Arbor Huron 45-36.

College Volleyball

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University will play for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball title today.

The Huskies advanced with a 3-0 sweep of Ferris State. Still playing without Olivia Ghormley, Anna Joynas had 15 kills and 16 digs for Tech. Laura De Marchi totaled 44 assists and 15 digs.

The Wildcats dispatched Grand Valley State 3-1.

The championship will be decided at 1:00 this afternoon at Saginaw Valley State.

College Soccer

The MTU soccer will host Ferris State today at noon.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team dropped two more games at Wisconsin-Stevens Point yesterday, 7-6 and 13-7. A solo home run by Harrison Kampf gave Finlandia a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth inning, but the Pointers scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to claim the win. Jacob Mead homered in both games, and Joe Galindo also hit one out in the nightcap.

The Lions will play one more doubleheader in Stevens Point today.

College Softball

The Finlandia softball team swept Gogebic Community College 11-3 and 11-1 yesterday. In the opening contest, Harlie Caster had three hits, scored twice, and stole three bases. Melanie Torres had three hits, scored twice, and drove in two runs. Caster pitched all five innings, giving up six hits. In the nightcap, Elijah Marshall had doubled and tripled, scored twice and drove in two runs. Cassy Lopez had two hits, scored twice and drove in two. Kyndall Coffman pitched all five innings, and allowed just three hits.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings edged the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 in a shootout last evening. Detroit got goals from Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Valtteri Filppula and Adam Erne, whose third-period tally put the Wings up by one with a little over six minutes remaining. Sebastian Aho’s goal with four minutes left in regulation forced overtime. Larkin scored early in the shootout, and Erne found the net in the seventh round to seal the victory. Thomas Greiss made 30 saves.

The Wings skate at Carolina again tomorrow night.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons lost to the Portland Trailblazers 118-103 last night. With Jerami Grant still sidelined with an aching knee, Josh Jackson led Detroit with 21 points.

The Pistons visit the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. coverage begins at 9:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

Tarik Skubal struggled as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians 11-3 last evening. Skubal served up three home runs over four innings, allowing six runs. Alex Lange, which was just brought up from Toledo, turned in a scoreless inning, but Cleveland added two more off Bryan Garcia, and three off Tyler Alexander. Robbie Grossman and Jeimer Candelario homered for Detroit.

The Tigers play at Cleveland again this afternoon. José Ureña will pitch against Logan Allen. Coverage begins at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Lange was added to the roster after starter Julio Teheran was placed on the injured list. Teheran was scratched just before Friday’s scheduled start because he felt tightness in his right triceps during warmups. He’s been diagnosed with a shoulder strain, and manager A.J. Hinch said he could miss “quite a few” starts. Michael Fulmer will replace him in the starting rotation.

The Milwaukee Brewers outslugged the Saint Louis Cardinals 9-5 yesterday. Adrian Houser pitched five scoreless innings. He left the game after issuing a leadoff walk in the sixth, and was charged with a run when Brent Suter allowed that runner to score. Houser earned the win. Avisaíl García and Keston Hiura homered.

The Brewers will play at Saint Louis again this afternoon. Brett Anderson will start against Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Milwaukee has placed second baseman Kolton Wong on the injured list with a left oblique strain. The injury is not believed to be serious.

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